Paul Weller - This is the Modern World - Small


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  • Giclée on Hahnemuhle German Etch with hand torn edges
  • Artwork size: 50 x 50cm
  • Edition of 100
  • Signed and numbered by the artist
  • Additional Information:

    There are 2,053 individual letters in this portrait of Paul Weller. A vintage typewriter font is used to create the basic structure, then each single letter is coloured by hand, often three or four times as adjustments are made. This means it takes around 10,000 letter renderings by hand to get to the final image.
    "The piece was created in Brighton, the spiritual home of the Mod [Quadrophenia], and Weller is often referred to as 'The Modfather'. As a reference to this, I've included a hint of a target, the Mod signifier, but have made it visually subtle as I think that, while Weller will always be associated with Mod culture, as an artist he has much more of a broader scope" - Mike Edwards

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Mike Edwards

Mike is a Brighton-based contemporary artist who has pioneered his own style of typographic art by creating stunning limited edition art prints of music artists solely from a mix of their words, lyrics and song titles. The artist seeks to transform prose into a visual image that viewers can easily comprehend. Mike’s work has been covered by the BBC and ITV. He has also completed a variety of commissions for brands such as Bacardi, Budweiser and Urban Outfitters.



We love how Mike’s innovative and unique ‘Word Paintings’ render each letter a different colour, instilling an intense sense of depth that is a delight to the eye. Mike says of his work: "In the same way songs sonically amplify the meaning of words, my work is about creating a visual form that can enhance or change meaning in words". Mike's pieces draw inspiration an amalgamation of influences such as contemporary media, art history, Pop Art, classical painting and Rock and Roll.
Paul Weller - This is the Modern World - Small

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